The Best Things in Life
I have been told that the best things in life come when you have an open mind and are both excited and nervous.
This has come true in so many instances here at Withum. When I first began my career, my first job out of college was as a staff accountant at the firm. While growing through promotions, new projects, acquisitions, and leadership changes, I had the chance to network and build relationships for business development, joined the board of a not-for-profit, became a mentor, and even took on a new career path.
In 2016, after years of servicing clients, I became the firm’s first chief talent officer. This switch of responsibilities allowed me to oversee Withum’s number-one asset, our talent. In this role, I have been able to grow my team to over 30 talent, recruiting, human resources, and inclusion and diversity professionals to enhance the team-member experience. The advice I mentioned at the beginning of this essay has led to some of the best things in my life, including most recently, breaking the glass ceiling by being the first woman on the firm’s management committee.
I truly appreciate all the opportunities Withum has afforded me to succeed at home and work. Through the continued application of the Withum Way, the last 25 years of my career have allowed me to develop professionally and personally, and pass my knowledge and share my experience with my mentees.